Beacon Park Golf Lease Document

Alan Lenton made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to West Lancashire District Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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Dear West Lancashire District Council

Beacon Park Golf Lease Document.

I refer to Beacon Park Lease Document PL2/33 as a background document (as defined in Section 100D (5) of the Local Government Act 1972) which has been relied on to a material extent in preparing the Report Of AGENDA ITEM: 5/12 Cabinet: 15th March 2005 Relevant Portfolio Holder: Councillor David Westley SUBJECT: Beacon Park Golf Course – Future Management” and I ask under Freedom of Information Act 2000 for a copy of the said Beacon Park Lease Document PL2/33.

Yours sincerely

Alan Lenton

Freedom Of Information,

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request is a valid request for information under the terms of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 it will be answered promptly and within 20 working
days.

 

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of your personal data seriously.  We will only use the personal
information you give us for the purposes of providing an answer to your
freedom of information request.  For further information
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Mulhaney, Lindsay,

1 Atodiad

 

 

From: Mulhaney, Lindsay
Sent: 26 September 2018 17:10
To: 'mailto:[FOI #510655 email]'
<mailto:[FOI #510655 email]>
Subject: FOI Reference Number 2018/623 - Sent on behalf of Simon Burnett

 

 

Please find attached on behalf of Simon Burnett.

 

Dear Mr Lenton

 

Re:         FOI Reference Number 2018/623

 

The lease with DCT Leisure for the operation of the golf course was
referred to as a background document in a report considered at a meeting
of Cabinet on 15th March 2005. This document was made available to the
public for a period of 4 years following the meeting.

 

Given that a decision was taken in 2005 that the lease could be made
available for public inspection, and also considering  the tenant
company's dissolution in 2013, we attach a copy of the lease as requested.

 

Simon Burnett

 

Deputy Director of Leisure & Wellbeing

West Lancashire Borough Council

 

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Mulhaney, Lindsay,

Please see below on behalf of Simon Burnett

 

Dear Mr Lenton

 

Re:         FOI Reference Number 2018/623

 

In reply to your email dated 15^th September 2018, the leases referred to
are not exactly the same.

 

Simon Burnett

 

Deputy Director of Leisure & Wellbeing

West Lancashire Borough Council

 

 

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Dear West Lancashire District Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of West Lancashire District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Beacon Park Golf Lease Document', insofar as the West Lancashire Borough Council taxpayers remain in ignorance of the change to the lease given enabling Serco Leisure Operating Ltd, who are now in breach of that lease leading to enforcement action being taken against them. I submit this is a serious public interest matter requiring a full and transparent public disclosure.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours sincerely

Alan Lenton

Freedom Of Information,

This message is to acknowledge receipt of your communication. If your
request is a valid request for information under the terms of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 it will be answered promptly and within 20 working
days.

 

West Lancashire Borough Council as the Data Controller take the security
of your personal data seriously.  We will only use the personal
information you give us for the purposes of providing an answer to your
freedom of information request.  For further information
www.westlancashire.gov.uk

 

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Owens, Jeanette,

Mr Alan Lenton

32 The Serpentine

Aughton

Ormskirk

West Lancashire

L39 6RW

 

Ref No: 2018/623

 

17 October 2018

 

Dear Mr Lenton,

 

Thank you for your email on 27 September 2018 requesting an internal
review of the management of your Freedom of Information request Ref
(2018/623) relating to Beacon Park Golf Course. I can advise of the
following.

 

I have reviewed how your request for information has been managed and can
confirm the following:-

 

On the 16 August 2018 you requested a copy of the lease Ref PL2/33 between
DCT Leisure and WLBC relating to the operation of the Beacon Country Golf
Course.

 

On 14 September you were provided with a copy of the above lease in
accordance with your request.

 

Subsequently on 15 September you sought clarification as to whether the
lease between WLBC and DCT is "exactly the same lease that was accepted by
Serco Leisure Operating Limited and that all of the lease content remains
unchanged and binding".

 

On 27 September 2018 you were advised that the leases are not exactly the
same.

 

Having reviewed the way that this request has been managed I can confirm
that you have been provided within the appropriate timescales with both
the lease that you requested and the clarification that you sought and as
such I uphold the way that your requests have been managed.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of an internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF

 

Heidi McDougall

Director of Leisure & Environment

West Lancashire Borough Council

 

 

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Gadawodd Alan Lenton anodiad ()

I asked"I am writing to request an internal review of West Lancashire District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Beacon Park Golf Lease Document', insofar as the West Lancashire Borough Council taxpayers remain in ignorance of the change to the lease given enabling Serco Leisure Operating Ltd, who are now in breach of that lease leading to enforcement action being taken against them. I submit this is a serious public interest matter requiring a full and transparent public disclosure". Note my reference to "the change to the lease given" and it is that change I have not been provided with.